About OSP

What Is a Sponsored Program? A sponsored program is a project that is funded by an external agency (an agency outside of GVSU). Most sponsored programs are awarded to the University on behalf of individual faculty members or Principal Investigators. The Office of Sponsored Programs submits proposals, accepts awards, and assists with the administration of the awards on behalf of the University.

Our Mission: The Office of Sponsored Programs serves as the University's central office that supports faculty and staff in the identification, development, submission, and administration of externally sponsored agreements for scholarly research and creative activity.

Our Vision: The Office of Sponsored Programs will be seen as a highly professional, responsive, and service-oriented organization that has an essential role in successfully advancing and supporting the University's mission and vision.

Michael Gouin-Hart

Michael Gouin-Hart, MPA, CNPL

Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
049 James H. Zumberge Hall (049 JHZ)
616-331-6868

gouinmi@gvsu.edu

Michael Gouin-Hart was appointed director of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) in April of 2016. He came to GVSU from the Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he served as a Grants Developer and Sponsored Programs Administrator for seven years. Before that, Michael was Executive Director of the Association of Literary Scholars & Critics at Boston University, where he served a constituency that included legendary novelists Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, Ha Jin, and Jhumpa Lahiri; translators Clare Cavanagh and Robert Fagles; poets Mark Strand, Rosanna Warren, and U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky; and Dana Gioia, a former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Kalamazoo College and is a graduate of both the Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership program and the Master of Public Administration program at GVSU. Michael lives in Grandville, Michigan, with his wife Traci, his kids, Lana and Gabe, and Quincy the Wonder Dog.

Andrew Kienitz

Andrew Kienitz, MBA

Grants and Contracts Specialist, Office of Sponsored Programs
Allendale Campus Office Hours:
Tue/Fri: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed/Thu: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

049 James H. Zumberge Hall (049 JHZ)
616-331-6898

Pew Campus Office Hours: Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
315.1C DeVos Center
616-331-3417
kienitan@gvsu.edu

Areas of responsibility: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (all departments) and the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing (PCEC).

Melissa Wright

Melissa Wright

Grants and Contracts Specialist, Office of Sponsored Programs
Allendale Campus Office Hours:
Mon/Wed: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tue/Fri, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

049 James H. Zumberge Hall (049 JHZ)
616-331-9452

Pew Campus Office Hours: Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
315.1C DeVos Center
616-331-3417
wrighme@gvsu.edu

Areas of responsibility: College of Education, Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Siedman College of Business, WGVU, College of Community and Public Service, all other units/departments not listed.



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